President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that he is working to create an open society that values freedom of expression above all else.
He stated that he is receptive to any and all statements made about him, regardless of whether or not they are harmful. Mr. Akufo-Addo made these remarks during a church service conducted today, Thursday, January 6, at the Jubilee House, the seat of government.
Akufo-Addo has said he is building an open society where there is absolute respect for freedom of expression. He indicated that he is receptive to all manner of statements said about him, whether or not those pronouncements are malicious.
Mr Akufo-Addo said these during a church service held at the seat of government, the Jubilee House today, Thursday, January 6.
“We see this as part of the work that we have to do for the people of Ghana,” he said.
He added, “Prepared to be opened to all kinds of all statements, some malicious, but we take it all on board. We are trying to build an open society, a nation which guarantees freedom of all sorts. So, those who are at the front of it have to have the temperament and the spirit, the psyche that enables us to tolerate whatever is said. In many cases, be able to device any truths in what is said and use it for the betterment of our society.”